Dear Readers, from Greg Neri
My name is Greg Neri and I write books for boys and reluctant readers, particularly urban teens who don’t read. My books deal with tough subjects and my new book YUMMY is no exception. It’s a graphic novel that deals with gangs, using the comic format to appeal to non-readers. This is the true story of Yummy Sandifer, an 11 year old wannabe gang member who made the cover of TIME magazine in the mid 90s and his tragic tale is truly unforgettable. Check out this link to read more, see previews, videos and related articles. http://www.leeandlow.com/books/392/pb/yummy_the_last_days_of_a_southside_shorty
The book has received starred reviews and raves from Kirkus, Booklist, PW and School Library Journal. I hope you’ll consider it as a means to enter into this vital discussion of a most difficult topic.